Hampton Bays teacher claims witch hunt behind firing

A bizarre legal case unfolded in a Central Islip courtroom Wednesday after a Hampton Bays teacher claims she was fired because people thought she was a witch. Lauren Berrios believes she was fired from

News 12 Staff

Mar 7, 2007, 10:45 PM

Updated 6,346 days ago

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A bizarre legal case unfolded in a Central Islip courtroom Wednesday after a Hampton Bays teacher claims she was fired because people thought she was a witch.
Lauren Berrios believes she was fired from Hampton Bays Elementary School in 2001 after she began teaching lessons on the Salem witch trials. Berrios claims in her lawsuit against the district that the principal and some parents believed she was a witch and that is why she was let go. Berrios? attorney said his client is not a witch.
In opening statements at the federal trial, the attorney for the school district claims Berrios was let go because she was condescending and didn?t get along with people. The attorney also said that Berrios? claims of her being fired because she was a witch are made up.


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